Found a nice migrant trap behind the Forge garage ( accessed from other side nr tunnel )which held grounded migrants including Fieldfare, Redwing, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff & masses of Blackbirds.
Not such a pleasant sight on the seaward side of the Tunnel..... with a Sheeps guts draped over a boulder, with its severed head laid close by....
|presumably the rest has made its way to the Kebab shop ?|
First time ive birded "The Raileys" - a superb area of natural re-gen on this former industrial area & i only had 90mins to find my way around -
steady as she goes, as one short cut through the scrub lead me to a 25' vertical drop into one of the many railway cuttings. (adorned with artwork, some of it very nicely done )
|I liked this one, reminiscent of some of the characters Finn & Jake come by in Adventure Time.|
I didnt anymore than a split second view, but thought Short, & that turned out to be the case :-
|Mean looking thing - harrassed by Magpies|
- a bit video clip on the OWL BLOG - Longs & Shorts
Finding my way around i came across several each of Goldcrest, Chiffchaff & Redwings, singles of Coal Tit, Blackcap & Grey Wagtail. A Blackbird nearly took my head off, as did the sparrowhawk hurtling along in pursuit of it !
Closer to the dock basin, beside a flagstone/paviours yard, i had good but brief views of a nice bright Yellow-browed Warbler as it passed between copses tagging along swiftly with Blue Tits.
Well impressed with this spot, but headed off before the light faded as i dont think its the safest place to leave your vehicle !